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overwatch

[oh-ver-woch] /ˌoʊ vərˈwɒtʃ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to watch over.
2.
Archaic. to weary by keeping awake.
Origin of overwatch
1555-1565
First recorded in 1555-65; over- + watch
Related forms
overwatcher, noun
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  • Like legendary sentinels of a vanished past, they seem to overwatch the valley.

    Mexico Charles Reginald Enock
British Dictionary definitions for overwatch

overwatch

/ˌəʊvəˈwɒtʃ/
verb (transitive)
1.
to watch over
2.
(archaic) to fatigue with long watching or lack of sleep
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